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Recap of #FoodInsight Diabetes Chat

Note: Below is a transcript of our 4/15/10 #FoodInsight twitter chat on diabetes with Tami Ross, RD, LD, CDE.  If you have any additional questions for Tami, please don't hesitate to contact us.  Below the transcript we've also included a comprehensive list of resources on diabetes and sweeteners.  Be sure to follow @IFICMedia and @FoodInsightOrg for more food and health updates and info on future chats.

Let's Talk Diabetes and Health: Join Our Live Twitter Chat with Diabetes Expert Tami Ross

By: Kerry Robinson, RD   Date 4/14/10

How many carbs should someone with diabetes have in a day? Do all carbs impact blood sugar equally?   How does exercise affect blood sugar? Are low-calorie sweeteners an option for people with diabetes to consume sweet foods?

What Are Discretionary Calories?

By: Kris Sollid, RD   Date: 4/12/10

PSST ... Mr. Oliver ... We Started the School Nutrition Revolution Before You Got Here

By: Dayle Hayes, MS, RD   Date: 4/9/10

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, is nutrition consultant based in Big Sky country (Billings, Montana) and incoming Chair of the School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association.

The Importance of Sharing Science Based Health, Nutrition, and Food Safety Science Information Through Social Media

By: Kimberly Reed   Date: 4/8/10

Today, I spent an hour with some very knowledgeable people who really care about consumers and shared an important message with them:  ALL CONSUMERS COUNT!  In today's world, no customer is too small, and social media is a powerful way to connect with them on a personal level to share important information.   

Women, Exercise and Weight Loss: Is My Beach Body Doomed?

By: Elizabeth Rahavi, RD   Date 4/7/10

It's early April and so far Washington, D.C. is experiencing one of the warmest Aprils on record. Yesterday, an area suburb reached a high of 93 degrees! Its official, we've cut through the red tape of spring and are quickly whirling toward the hot (not to mention humid) summer heat. It's time to cue the glossy magazines that will be encouraging us all to "Get Our Bodies Beach Ready" and "Find Six-Pack Abs" just in time for the summer.

Spring Cleaning your Fridge

By: Katie Burns   Date: 4/5/10

Spring has sprung, and along with the nice weather and chirping birds comes... SPRING CLEANING!  Those two words likely conjure up images of dust bunnies and furniture polish; however, it's important to take time to spring clean the refrigerator, too.  Many people use and appreciate the fridge, but it often gets overlooked when it comes to getting clean and tidy.
The refrigerator plays a very important role in keeping food safe, so it's all the more important to keep the fridge clean and ensure it's at the right temperature. 

National Nutrition Month: A Look Back

By: Eric Mittenthal   Date: 4/2/10

The Calorie: Small but Fierce

Note: As part of National Nutrition Month, we'll be highlighting tips from our Registered Dietitians around the theme of "Nutrition from the Ground Up." For more info see our kickoff post or visit ADA's National Nutrition Month page.

By: Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RD  Date: 3/31/10

An End to the 2010 Food Safety Education Conference, A New Beginning for Food Safety Education

By: Katie Burns   Date: 3/30/10

Last week I joined food safety educators and experts from around the globe in Atlanta for the 2010 Food Safety Education Conference.  My time at the conference flew by, but due to the incredible amount accomplished and learned there, it is hard to believe I was there only a week.  While it is difficult to whittle my newfound wisdom down to a few "key takeaways," I decided to pick my three favorite pieces of knowledge from the conference for those of you unable to attend.